Education Through Music (ETM) is a New York City non-profit organization with national affiliates that provides inner-city schools with quality music programs. ETM forms long-term partnerships with both public and private schools, helping them to provide comprehensive, sequential music and arts instruction to all students. We help schools integrate arts and academic curricula to enhance learning in both areas.
Successful candidates will embrace the opportunity to take ownership of their program and make it an indispensable part of their school's culture and identity. Applicants should possess a BA or Master's in Music, Education, or Fine Arts (Music Education a plus). Previous classroom teaching experience is strongly preferred. ETM welcomes applicants who hold or are pursuing certification, and seeks placements that will support the career advancement of certified teachers.
Job responsibilities include acting as school music faculty, coordination and development of the in-school music program with program staff, and producing two all-school concerts each year.
Each music teacher's program is designed in consultation with ETM Program Staff and based on ETM's curriculum and benchmarks. Lesson planning is required and will be reviewed on a regular basis.
We provide all ETM Music Teachers with ongoing professional development and training.
All those invited to interview will be asked to present mock lesson specific to the discipline of the desired position.
General Music (String Orchestra) - ALL POSITIONS FILLED - Our orchestra teachers are responsible for teaching violin, viola, cello, and bass to beginning and intermediate orchestra students, grades 4 – 8. Orchestra is an elective, and is not required, but all students in grades 4 – 8 are eligible to participate. There are two key components to our instrumental program: Pull-out lessons and orchestra rehearsals. Qualified applicants should be comfortable teaching individual lessons and running large group rehearsals with 40 - 70 students. Orchestra rehearsals will take place outside the regularly scheduled school day, but each participant will have a group lesson once per week during the school day on a rotating pull-out basis. Please note we prefer a combination of pedagogical approaches. In addition, the orchestra teacher may teach some general music classes with students ranging from Prek through 8th grade. Please see General music job description for details on that component of the position.
The current opening is full-time teaching K to 5 general music and 4th/5th grade string orchestra in Bronx, NY. Click here to apply.
General Music (Choral) - Our General Music teachers are responsible for building a musical foundation for all students. Instilling a love and appreciation for music through a comprehensive and sequential music curriculum is the key to a successful program. Pedagogical approach is Orff influenced, and we provide many tools and resources including hand-percussion, Orff instruments, handbells, keyboards, recorders, guitars and technology. Singing, conducting, keyboard, guitar, and presentation skills are all pluses. Two concerts per year are produced in which all students perform. Click here to apply.
General Music (Band) - Our band teachers are responsible for teaching woodwinds, brass, and percussion to beginning band (grade 5) students. Band is an elective, and is not required, but every fifth grade student is eligible to participate. There are two key components to our instrumental program: Pull-out lessons and band rehearsals. Qualified applicants should be comfortable teaching individual lessons and running large group rehearsals with 50-90 Fifth grade students. Band rehearsals will take place outside the regularly scheduled school day, but each participant will have one group lesson per week. In addition, the band teacher may teach some general music classes with students ranging from Prek through 5th grade. Please see General Music job description for details on that component of the position.
Program Staff - ALL POSITIONS FILLED - ETM program staff report to the Director of Programs and assist in managing on-going program initiatives to ensure successful implementation of the ETM model. Ideal candidates have substantial public school teaching experience, experience in a supervisory role and a knowledge of curriculum design and pedagogic methodology. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must as is complete computer/technology literacy. Responsibilities Include:
- Support and mentoring of music teachers.
- Supervision and evaluation of music teachers.
- Policy compliance.
- Development and design of training materials.
- Presentation of professional development workshops to academic teachers.
- Project management.
- Documentation/record keeping of program activities and services provided.
The Evaluation Assistant will support the Evaluation Manager with ETM’s program research and evaluation. The position involves data collection, input, analysis, and report creation (as well as related tasks). Data may be obtained through in-person and on-line surveys, face-to-face interviews and focus groups, and through the Department of Education’s collection of test scores and attendance data.
The position reports directly to the Evaluation Manager, working under the
supervision of the Director of Development & Program Evaluation.
The Evaluation Assistant is expected to work, on average, a total of 14 hours per week, with days and time flexible (available hours between 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; available days between Monday to Friday). The exact number of hours needed per week may fluctuate based on the project's cycle in accordance with the school year. The employee will primarily work in the midtown office location and will also be expected to visit ETM partner schools located within the five boroughs of NYC.
Under the direction of the Evaluation Manager, the Evaluation Assistant will have the following responsibilities:
- Assist with data collection, organization, and report creation
- Code, input, and clean quantitative and qualitative data
- Run analyses in statistical software
- Support with statistical methods and analysis of results
- Create charts and graphs in Excel
- Conduct and assist with on-site in-person surveys to parents and focus groups with students, parents, and/or teachers at partner schools
- Contribute to writing sections of evaluation reports, such as written interpretation of data results
- Field of study: Social/Educational research (with experience in statistics)
- Level of schooling: Master’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
- Computer skills: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint); experience with SPSS strongly preferred
- Communication skills: Verbal and written
- Other skills: Highly organized and attentive to detail
- Occasional local travel required to visit ETM partner school locations within the five boroughs of NYC
- Employment is contingent upon the candidate receiving security clearance from the New York City Department of Education
The Evaluation Assistant position is compensated at $15/hour. Please note that this position does not provide any benefits. Work-related travel (i.e., to partner school locations) will be reimbursed.
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